Jesse Rodriguez is one of the hottest properties in boxing and puts his WBC super flyweight title on the line against Mexican Israel Gonzalez.
The fight is due to take place on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin trilogy, Rodriguez is priced up curently at 1/20 with Gonzalez in at 15/2 to pick up a surprise victory.
|Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez
|T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
|Sunday 18th September 2022
|How to watch
|Jesse Rodriguez 1/20, Israel Gonzalez 15/2
The fight between Rodriguez and Gonzalez is due to take place in the early hours GMT of Sunday 18th September.
Rodriguez's fight with Gonzalez is scheduled to take place in the early hours of Sunday 18th September with the ring walks likely to occur at 3.00am GMT.
The fight is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be the first time either fighter has fought in the venue, which holds a capacity crowd of 20,000 people.
The fight will also be just Gonzalez's second in the United States, he was beaten by Jerwin Ancajas in Texas in February 2018 on his only other appearance in the US.
The main event of the evening, the bout between Alvarez and Golovkin, will be the third bout between the pair and all three will have taken place in the T-Mobile Arena.
The bout is set to be streamed on platform DAZN. A subscription to DAZN is £7.99 a month and the fight will also require a £9.99 fee on top of that subscription.
Young rising star Rodriguez is a heavy favourite in this clash between him and Gonzalez, priced up at 1/20 to get the victory in Las Vegas.
The outsider Gonzalez is a 15/2 shot while the draw is priced up at 25/1.
Rodriguez is 3/10 to win by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification and 15/4 to by unanimous decision.
Gonzalez is 12/1 to win by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification and 28/1 to win by unanimous decision.
The WBC super flyweight title, which Jesse Rodriguez won in February of this year, is up for grabs in this clash.
Gonzalez has fought for super flyweight world titles on three occasions before and has been unsuccessful in all three attempts.
Rodriguez has an undefeated professional record of 16 wins and no losses with 11 of those victories coming by way of knockout and five of them coming via decision.
The American began his professional career in 2017 after winning the silver medal in the 2015 Junior World Championships.
The 22-year-old beat Carlos Cuadras by unanimous decision in February to win the WBC super flyweight title before defending the belt with a knockout victory over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in June.
Gonzalez has a professional record of 28 wins, four losses and a draw from his 33 fights. 11 of his wins have come by way of knockout with 17 coming on the judge's scorecards while three of his four defeats have gone the distance, meaning he has only been knocked out once.
That knockout loss was in his first super flyweight world title fight, which he lost to Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF belt in 2018. He fought for the WBA super flyweight belt in November of the same year, losing on the judge's scorecards to Kal Yafai.
Gonzalez's most recent world title fight came in October 2020 against namesake Roman Gonzalez in which the 25-year-old was beaten by unanimous decision for the WBA (Super) belt.
This bout between Rodriguez and Gonzalez is on the undercard for the Alvarez v Golobkin trilogy fight which is for the WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA super-middleweight titles.
The card also sees Ali Akhmedov face Gabriel Rosado, Austin Williams take on Kieron Conway, Diego Pacheco do battle with Enrique Collazo and Marc Castro and Kevin Montiel Mendoza square off.
Earlier on the card there are also bouts between Aaron Aponte and Fernando Molina and Anthony Herrera and Delvin McKinley.